PM launches Rs 8,000 crore scheme for free cooking gas connections

BALLIA || Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Rs. 8,000 crore scheme to provide 5 crore free cooking gas connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families from Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia.

modyThe Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, to be run essentially using the money saved from 1.13 crore cooking gas users voluntarily giving up their subsidies, aims to provide cooking gas connections to 5 crore women beneficiaries from BPL families over the next three years, said informed sources.

The Prime Minister will also visit his constituency Varanasi, where he will distribute e-rickshaws to beneficiaries.